Wood Shop Construction #5: Mounting and Stabilizing the Trusses

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Blog entry by SemperSailor posted 08-04-2018 05:51 PM 1065 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Building Roof Trusses and Walls Part 5 of Wood Shop Construction series Part 6: Roof and Wall Sheathing »

This step was more difficult than I anticipated. The trusses are very top-heavy when they are installed. Once we got past the halfway point, they became a little more stable.

We added plywood as we went along to stiffen the build.

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#1 posted 08-04-2018 09:02 PM

Wow, great idea, congrats

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 08-05-2018 01:08 AM

Dang. That’s gonna be one heck of a shop

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#3 posted 08-05-2018 03:31 AM

Yup, that’s the only part of my shop build that required me to hire some help. If you add ridge blocks along the peak it provides more stability? (plus it is part of building code here.)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#4 posted 08-05-2018 01:14 PM

are they every 16 inches ?
should be a very sturdy roof

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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